Android users can now view their phone content on Windows 10

Joanna Estrada
August 15, 2018

For the unaware, Your Phone is an app that lets users create a TeamViewer-like link between their Windows 10-powered desktop or laptop PC and their smartphone. The Your Phone app for Android phones will work with mainstream Windows 10 releases - at least the 1803 "Spring Creators Update" build in the US - as of this week. With Your Phone app, get instant access to your Android phone's photos, right on your computer.

Microsoft hasn't publicized availability of Your Phone to non-Insiders as of today, August 14. You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts.

Your Phone application by Microsoft has been silently made available for mainstream Windows 10 users.

Reza Jooyandeh, the Engineering Manager for Sticky Notes at Microsoft, recently teased a big update to version 3.0 will be headed to Windows Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring soon (via MSPU).

Now, however, it appears that many many people that are not part of the Insiders program were able to download the app for Android devices and get it to work without having to run an Insider Preview of Windows 10 on their computers.

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It's very early days for the app, and more features - including the ability to sync text messages and notifications - will be coming in a future update.

Build 17738 doesn't contain any new features, which isn't a surprise at this point in the development cycle. However, the iOS version of the Your Phone app isn't working for anyone not on a Windows Insider preview build according to reports. You can expect to see an RTM build next month, with it rolling out to non-Insiders in October.

To install the latest preview build, click on Start, search for Windows Update, and then click on Check for Updates. Neowin has a rundown of what's patched.

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